What is the Autodiscover service?

What is the Autodiscover service?

Exchange Autodiscover is a web service that helps Microsoft Exchange administrators configure user profile settings for clients running Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, or Outlook 2013 and mobile phones running Windows Mobile 6.1 or later.

Do you need Autodiscover?

What is Autodiscover and why is it important? Autodiscover is a service that automatically configures email clients, such as Outlook. It is a necessary requirement for correct access and smooth operation of your Hosted Exchange service.

What is the Autodiscover service in Office 365?

Autodiscover is a service or feature that allows Outlook administrators to configure the user profile settings for Outlook 2007 and later. The advantage of this service is that it establishes the initial connections to Exchange user mailboxes, so users can access many features such as the offline address book.

What does autodiscover mean for Outlook?

Autodiscover is the feature that Outlook uses to obtain configuration information for servers to which it connects. In Outlook 2016 with Exchange servers, Autodiscover is considered the single point of truth for configuration information and must be configured and working correctly for Outlook to be fully functional.

What is Autodiscover Microsoft Outlook?

What should Autodiscover point to?

Make sure that you point the autodiscover URL to the Exchange on-premises server as long as you have mailboxes located on-premises. If all mailboxes are in the cloud, autodiscover can be pointed to Exchange Online.

Does Outlook use Autodiscover?

In various scenarios, when a connection attempt fails, Outlook starts an Autodiscover task to retrieve new settings in any attempt to correct the connection problem. When another application invokes it by using MAPI.

How do I turn off Autodiscover in Outlook?

In the GPEDIT policy editor or from the Group Policy Management Console, go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Outlook 2016 [amend number by version] > Account Settings > Exchange. Click on Disable Autodiscover , choose [Enable] and turn on Exclude the query for the AutoDiscover domain .

Is Autodiscover still used?

The first implementation of Autodiscover was in Exchange 2007, but it is still used in Exchange 2019.